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Unreal carpet

For the Biennale we collaborate with the Berber women’s cooperation Yagour for the production of rugs in Tighdouine. It takes almost a month for the women to weave the rug.

During the weaving of the drawing of Jan Luyken, which is a Dutch engraver living and working during the European wars of religion in 1670, we discuss with the women the provocative old drawing, which represent what the Dutch though was the typical Moroccan people and dress. The man is probably Abid Al-Bukhari (African Slave).

We have analysed the drawing with the women discussing different topics, for instance the situation of women in Arabic countries. The conversations are documented and filmed. The video can be seen sitting on the woven carpet at the exhibition.

 

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